16 November 2011

Poppy pin mystery


potential disaster.

This past Friday, Remembrance Day, was the last time I remember seeing my poppy in the house.  It fell off once and Tyro 'found' it and so I grabbed it from his mouth and stupidly put it back on my vest.  After that, I don't know what became of it.  I searched high and low inside and outside and never found it.   After a panicky call to the vet, he told me to bulk all 3 dogs up with plenty of bran as it would most likely pass.  "Are you kidding me?", I asked.  "Pass a 2 inch stick pin?  You're joking?"  "No", he replied, he'd seen far 'worse' things and all manner of things pass through dogs.
So they got lots of bran for several days.  No dog was showing any signs of distress or upset bowels or passing blood and I was checking what came out their back ends except for the first day when I was sure I was going to find the poppy somewhere in the house.  However, today while at the vets for other things, I decided to get some peace of mind and x-rayed 2 of the 3 dogs most likely to ingest something like that.  Nothing, nada, zip.  What a relief!  And I will never, never, ever, ever wear a poppy around my dogs again.  So let this be a lesson to the rest of the world!  Learn from my stupidity!!

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